Big news from Restoration Games and Mondo Games! They’re “teaming up” to develop an ongoing line of tactical combat games, called Unmatched.
Restoration Games has made a name for themselves by resurrecting and updating games from our past and for Unmatched they are bringing back 2002’s Star Wars: Epic Duels (the predecessor to Heroscape).
In the game, two or four players battle against each other as famous heroes, legends, and monsters. Each set includes a double-sided board with different battlefields and heroes with their own unique ability and action cards. You’ll be able to mix and match your heroes from different sets making for some fun combos.
According to Restoration: The first two sets in the line are Battle of Legends, Vol. 1 and the eponymous Robin Hood vs. Big Foot. The Battle of Legends set includes King Arthur, Alice, Medusa, and Sinbad. The line continues in 2020 with Cobble & Fog, featuring heroes of Victorian literature: Sherlock Holmes, the Invisible Man, Dracula, and Jekyll & Hyde. Additional unannounced sets are already in the works.
“We set out to make a simple, fast-paced skirmish game that rewards you for repeat play,” said J.R.
Honeycutt, the lead line developer. “Asymmetry is core to Unmatched. No two heroes, decks, or maps are the same. Heroes have special abilities that fit their mythos, and sidekicks that support them. Each game of Unmatched unfolds uniquely, so you’ll learn something new every time you take your favorite hero to battle. You’ll make important choices as you fight: Should you step back and regroup, or press the advantage and attack?”
There will be several licensed versions of Unmatched set coming in the future including a Bruce Lee solo pack and a Buffy the Vampire Slayer set (slated to release later this year).
Luke Byers, Creative Director of Mondo Games, says, “Mondo Games focuses heavily on fostering collaborative partnerships. This year, we couldn’t be more excited to announce the partnership with Restoration Games. With both of our companies desiring to create gaming experiences that are unique, accessible, and beautiful, we found the perfect equilibrium between all the talents our two teams offer.”
If you are attending the GAMA Trade Show this week, you’ll have a chance to demo the game at a special event on Thursday, March 14th, at 2:00 PM PDT in the Sierra Penthouse Suite at the Peppermill Resort.
Battle of Legends, Vol. 1 and Robin Hood vs. Big Foot will debut at Gen Con this year, with an MSRP of $39.95 for the four-pack and $24.95 for the two-pack. The Bruce Lee pack is a limited edition production; availability details will be announced in the coming months. Learn more at restorationgames.com/unmatched.